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Microsoft Lumia Series

Microsoft Lumia 650Processor: unknown, Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210, Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212, Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909, Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 302, Qualcomm Adreno 304, Qualcomm Adreno 305, Qualcomm Adreno 418, Qualcomm Adreno 430
Display: 4 inch, 4.7 inch, 5 inch, 5.2 inch, 5.7 inch
Weight: 0.122kg, 0.13kg, 0.134kg, 0.136kg, 0.142kg, 0.145kg, 0.146kg, 0.15kg, 0.152kg, 0.165kg, 0.171kg
Price: 89, 100, 119, 139, 159, 199, 200, 219, 300, 599, 699 euro
Average Score: 71.84% - average
Average of 153 scores (from 221 reviews)
price: 72%, performance: 64%, features: 66%, display: 78%
mobility: 78%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 93%

 

Microsoft Lumia 535

Some users just want a fun, capable and affordable mobile device and Microsoft answered with the Microsoft Lumia 535. There are multiple colors to choose from; orange, black, grey, green, white and blue. Design is kept simple and clean with a black bezel around the screen and a rounded back panel with the camera, Microsoft branding, volume rockers and power button. The Microsoft Lumia 535 comes with the latest version of Windows Phone and users can get access to Office, Cortana, which is their voice assistant, and 15 GB of free OneDrive storage. The 5 inch IPS LCD is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Hardware on the device includes a Cortex-A7 quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Adreno 302 GPU and 8 GB internal storage. Users can increase the storage capacity by up to 128 GB using a microSD card. The image capture capability is awesome with the Microsoft Lumia 535 as both front and rear main cameras are equipped with a 5 MP sensor. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, RM radio, and A-GPS; all packed into the 146 g device. Battery life is excellent with up to 13 hours talk time due to its Li-Ion cell rated at 1905 mAh.

Specifications

Microsoft Lumia 535Notebook: Microsoft Lumia 535
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 302
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 960 x 540 pixels
Weight: 0.146kg
Price: 119 euro
Links:  Lumia 535 (Model)

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Average Score: 67.22% - average
Average of 23 scores (from 30 reviews)

 

79% Microsoft Lumia 535 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Flying a new flag. The Lumia 535 is the first smartphone that has not only been developed under the umbrella of Microsoft but is also sold under the name of the new owner. It is located in the entry-level sector and catches the eye with its large screen and colorful casing covers. Our report reveals what is found under the shell.
40% Microsoft Lumia 535
Source: It Pro English
While you could argue that the Lumia 535's litany of flaws and disappointments are forgivable given the rock-bottom asking price, there's a raft of similarly priced Android models that are far better value. There's simply no reason to settle for this many compromises when other manufacturers are regularly churning out far more impressive devices at around the same price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 40%
40% Microsoft Lumia 535 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
We're not sure how Microsoft's gone so wrong with the Lumia 535, but it remains one of the worst Windows phones we've ever tested. This is a shame, as it's just as well built as other Lumia phones and its funky set of colours offer a great alternative to the swathe of budget black and white Android phones available. Still, if you're set on getting a cheap Windows phone, the Lumia 630 is a much better buy than this poor first effort, as it's not only much quicker and easier to use, but it also has a much longer-lasting battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 40%
60% Microsoft Lumia 535 Review (Asian Unlocked)
Source: PC Mag English
As an entry-level dual microSIM smartphone, the Microsoft Lumia 535 may seem appealing at first glance to business users on a budget. But its lack of 4G support and HD display means heavy multimedia users will miss out. When you take into consideration that the new Xiaomi Redmi 2 comes with dual-SIM 4G support, a HD display, and a more powerful chipset at a similar price, the Lumia 535 has quite a way to go before it is able to break into the budget market.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Microsoft Lumia 535 review
Source: Techradar English
The Microsoft Lumia 535 has a good build, packs a large screen that, while it hasn't got the highest resolution, produces good colours and operates for the most part with ease, plus you get the full Windows Phone 8.1 experience. But to achieve the low point, sacrifices have to be made. There's no NFC for example, no faster AC/N Wi-Fi and no 4G.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Microsoft Lumia 535 Review: Black Sheep Of The Family
Source: Techtree.com English
The Lumia 535 is a well-priced phone that runs latest Windows Phone software. The user experience is mostly very good. However, the design is a bit of a let-down. Things get worse due to the disappointing video playback and 480p recording. Instead of spending Rs 8200 on the Lumia 535, it makes sense to go for the Lumia 630 and save some money. I know, you will have to compromise on RAM and front-facing camera, but the 630 feels much better than the 535. And if you're looking for a sub-10k phone for content consumption, you should consider the Yu Yureka or Asus Zenfone 5.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% display: 50% mobility: 70%
60% Lumia 535 review – Hands on with Microsoft’s new budget smartphone
Source: IT Pro Portal English
A budget phone with the specifications to match but an appealing aesthetic quality. If you’re looking for a cheap smartphone that performs basic tasks adequately enough then the Lumia 535 is worth considering.There are few better phones in the 535’s price There are few better phones in the 535’s price range but they do exist. On the plus side, at least it will still look good- even when it’s out of battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Microsoft Lumia 535 put to the test, with Lumia Denim software
Source: Fudzilla English
The Lumia 535 is an oversized budget phone, with a 5-inch display, good Windows 8.1 OS, a decent amount of storage and a microSD slot. It’s not the cheapest Microsoft phone, as the Lumia 435 is rolling out at €69, while the Lumia 532 cost around €79. As for the Lumia 535, the spec appears to justify the price and the phone looks and feels quite good for this particular segment. There are no advanced features, the resolution is quite low, and the main camera fails to impress.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2015
Lumia 535 Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
The Microsoft Lumia 535 really impressed me with a good build quality, and the excellent number of free services. However the device has its problems – the camera isn’t amazing, and the operating system can appear sluggish at times. All of these problems can be forgiven though because for £90, this is a great device.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/10/2015
70% Microsoft Lumia 535 review: the £100 smartphone that's better than the Lumia 530 but still flawed
Source: PC Advisor English
We're fans of Windows Phone 8.1 but the Lumia 535 compromises in too many areas to make it a bargain at £100. You're better off with a Motorola Moto E or - if you want 4G - the EE Kestrel.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
71% Microsoft Lumia 535 Review
Source: T Break English
Even though the Lumia 535 is a budget smartphone, we think that Microsoft should have equipped their first smartphone with a speedier chipset, and a better display. It does look like Microsoft did not take much effort to design the Lumia 535, except for a change in brand, familiar shape and specifications. The least Microsoft could do for now is optimize the Windows Phone 8.1 OS to run faster on the Lumia 535, with some camera performance improvements. Currently, the Microsoft Lumia 535 is currently sold for a price of 499AED, and we think its worth it for that price point.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 75% performance: 65% features: 70% workmanship: 75%
60% Microsoft Lumia 535 review: Losing touch?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Lumia 535 is the first Microsoft branded handset and, unfortunately, the experience is poor compared to some of its Lumia predecessors. The poor touchscreen experience feels like a blast from the past, while the exterior finish isn't up to quite the same high standards. On paper, the 535 has plenty going for it. The low price, combined with a large display, the latest Windows Phone software, quad-core power and a pair of reasonable cameras, should make this a cracking device for those on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Microsoft Lumia 535 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Lumia 535 manages to deliver a good chunk of the Windows Phone 8.1 experience, for a measly cost of $169.99. Yes, there has been a lot of corner-cutting involved, which results in unimpressive looks, low screen resolution and bad viewing angles, below-average camera, and sub-par call quality. On the flip side, however, we have a 5-inch display with comparatively accurate colors, a smoothly-running Windows Phone system, the Office package, the full Cortana experience, and pretty good battery life. It is by no means a daily driver for experienced users, but we'd recommend it as an entry-level device for people who are OS-agnostic. It's also a good pickup for anyone who's interested in just trying out Windows Phone, but doesn't want to pull the trigger on one of the more expensive handsets.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Microsoft Lumia 535 Review
Source: Review Pub English
Microsoft’s first smartphone is outstanding , not by a super design, or magnificent performance or even a breakthrough technology, but its simplicity. It is providing good performance disregarding of it's appearance features.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Microsoft Lumia 535 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It’s worth considering if you need a cheap, dual-SIM phone, but in its in single-SIM guise – as we’ll see it in the UK – it’s a hard sell. We like the cameras and the option of removable covers, but the fact that those covers (and the battery) can pop off when dropped is a serious design oversight.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50%
Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM review: A first of many
Source: GSM Arena English
An affordable, big-screen smartphone, with dual-SIM support at that, the Microsoft Lumia 535 looks like a package that's made to measure for the emerging markets. No wonder India was one of the first destinations confirmed. The phone has now been listed in the UK as well. Most likely, it's the single-SIM version. It's the kind of flexibility Redmond must have been looking for. The Lumia 535 is the first phone to wear the Microsoft logo and it will need all the exposure it can get.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/10/2014
50% Microsoft Lumia 535 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
It’s arguably the weakest link in Microsoft’s newly acquired Lumia lineup right now, despite the dual-SIM, large-screen experience it offers. If you want a taste of the Lumia brand, we wouldn’t dissuade you from the 535 entirely, but it might pay look further back into 2014 and grab the Lumia 635 or wait it out until the next handset hits.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% Microsoft Lumia 535 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Lumia 535 isn't the flagship Microsoft smartphone we expected, but it is a very good example of what Windows Phone can offer in the affordable smartphone space. Featuring an iconic Lumia design and reasonable performance, coupled with the inherent enterprise and productivity features of Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 535 is a solid choice for any business looking for a mass rollout BYOD smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
For the moment the Lumia 535 Dual SIM is an interesting proposition for buyers who are looking at a Windows device under Rs. 10,000, considering how the Lumia 530 Dual SIM was a disappointment. Additionally, Microsoft bundles a few interesting offers witih this phone as well. Stay tuned for our full review to find out if the Lumia 535 Dual SIM is the budget Windows Phone 8.1 device you should be buying.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/27/2014
60% Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM Review: Off to a Shaky Start
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Microsoft's first Lumia smartphone is a bit of a mixed bag. It has small flaws in basic areas such as the plastic quality and the touchscreen experience. This doesn't bode well for the future of a range of phones that has always been known for stellar construction quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
Lumia 535 vs Moto E comparison: the best cheap smartphone you can buy
Source: PC Advisor English
Right now there is only one choice: that of the Moto E. But come the new year when the Lumia 535 is in town you will have a tough choice. It is likely that the Lumia 535 will cost a little more. But it has better storage and camera, and a bigger (if not sharper) screen. These are both great cheap phones - your choice will likely depend on your preference of Windows Phone or Android. But even as an Android user I'd say that when the Lumia 535 is available it will likely be the better deal. Just. (See also: Moto E price, specs, release date, features.)
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/18/2014
Microsoft Lumia 535
Source: Trusted Reviews English
What I can say, however, is that the Lumia 535 is a promising budget phone. It looks great and has a decent, though not spectacular, feature set. My only serious concern is whether the Snapdragon 200 processor that held back the Lumia 530 will do the same here. We'll know more once we get a final version to test.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/11/2014
77% Microsoft Lumia 535
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 77%
60% Microsoft Lumia 535
Source: Netbux German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% features: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70%
79% Microsoft Lumia 535
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 3/2015 German
Review Type Unknown, , Very Short, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 79%
82% Einsteiger-Smartphone mit Windows Phone 8.1 für 119 Euro
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%
60% Microsoft Lumia 535
Source: e-media - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
88% Microsoft Lumia 535: Günstiges Selfie-Phone im Test
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 90% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
Windows-Smartphone zum günstigen Preis
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/05/2015
78% Microsoft Lumia 535
Source: Computerbild - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 78%
81% Ex-Nokia
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 83% mobility: 85%

 

Microsoft Lumia 730

Specifications

Microsoft Lumia 730Notebook: Microsoft Lumia 730
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.13kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Lumia 730 (Model)

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Average Score: 82.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

75% Nokia Lumia 730 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Nokia Lumia 730 lives up to the promise of being a great phone for those who like to take selfies. It’s not just that, though: with one of the best designs among its peers and an improved camera app it is a good phone overall. On the downside, Windows Phone just does not feel as snappy as Android does on a similar configuration, and you’d see apps loading too long too often. We’re also not perfectly happy with the default display color mode on the Lumia 730, which comes with overblown, unreal colors. Luckily, those who care about accurate colors have the option to fine tune the screen to their liking.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
90% Nokia Lumia 730 Review: A Killer Mid-Range Smartphone
Source: Techtree.com English
These days, manufacturers use specifications to attract consumers. We are seeing octa-core processor and 3 GB RAM in sub 15k phones. Thankfully, rather than joining this mad specs race, the Lumia 730 focuses on the user experience. It won't top any benchmark tests, but it does offer features that are actually useful. The 730 boasts of an excellent screen, sturdy construction, unrivalled GPS navigation and two good cameras. For Rs 15,000, it's well priced too. Last but not the least, the handset fits perfectly in your hand, which is exactly how a mobile phone should be.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 83% workmanship: 90%
80% Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM Review: Ending on a High Note
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM is a polished smartphone. We would, in fact, go as far as to state that this phone is the best Windows Phone alternative to the dependable Moto G (Gen 2) (Review | Pictures). It has a pleasing design, good cameras, consistent overall performance and great battery life. We believe that Microsoft has a winner on its hands with the Lumia 730 Dual SIM.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
76% Nokia's last hurrah
Source: Digital Trends English
The Microsoft Lumia 730 does the job that it was built for very well and then some. The phone is not the best that you can expect, but it is still one of the better Lumia devices that you can buy right now. It has good cameras on the front and back and will fit users who use their phones for basic mails, social networking and of course, selfies.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 76%
Nokia Lumia 730
Source: c't - Heft 04/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
92% Lumia 730: Erstes höherwertiges Dual-SIM-Windows-Phone im Test
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 90% workmanship: 90% emissions: 95%

 

Microsoft Lumia 435

Specifications

Microsoft Lumia 435Notebook: Microsoft Lumia 435
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 302
Display: 4 inch, 5:3, 800 x 480 pixels
Weight: 0.134kg
Price: 89 euro
Links:

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Average Score: 63.71% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

75% Microsoft Lumia 435 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Windows Phone X. Microsoft's Lumia 435 is an inexpensive Windows Phone. But wait a minute; isn't the Lumia 535 already available? We check whether Microsoft's smallest Lumia smartphone makes any sense.
Microsoft Lumia 435 vs Lumia 532: Low profile
Source: GSM Arena English
Microsoft Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 are the lowest reaching additions to the already rich in entry level devices Lumia series. With the WindowsPhone OS increasingly targeting budget-conscious users there is some very solid logic behind this. But while playing it safe and not walking off the beaten path might pay dividends in the short run, we are not sure it's the best decision for Microsoft in the long run. The company would certainly like to return to the premium segment eventually, but focusing so hard on the race to the bottom runs the risk of making everyone think of WP as a budget-only platform even if it helps retain some market share.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/25/2015
60% Microsoft Lumia 435 review
Source: Techradar English
What it all boils down to, however, is price. The Lumia 520 became the most popular Windows Phone handset not because of its obvious superiority or wonderful good looks, but because of its price. By the end of its shelf life, Microsoft was practically giving them away. This is where the 435 is intended to sit, and as a phone meant to be sold in shovels, it is well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Review: Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM
Source: Gadgetguy English
Simply put, if the Lumia 435 was closer to the $79 mark (or even lower), it would make more sense, offering enough of what budget phone buyers are looking for, without realising their pennies are getting pinched. Over the $100 mark and it’s harder to see the value, though street price is obviously different from what Microsoft recommends, so if you can find it lower, even at $99, it might make an excellent beginner’s smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
Microsoft Lumia 435 quick review – compact and extremely cheap Windows Phone from the Lumia family
Source: Laptop Media English
The best thing in Lumia 435 is probably its price, but this doesn’t mean that the phone doesn’t have any other cool features. Although the processor which runs the phone is created for budget devices, as Snapdragon 200 is, it’s made by Qualcomm, so this is big positive for the class. Thanks to its 4-inch screen, Lumia 435 is compact and comfortable for one-handed operation, even though it doesn’t have a thin body.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2015
80% Microsoft Lumia 435 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
As one of the latest handsets in a growing lineage of impressively well-stocked budget offerings from Microsoft, the Lumia 435 is a must have for any first-time smartphone user, those prone to breaking or losing their handset or those simply after a functional low-cost second device.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Microsoft Lumia 435 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Lumia 435 would make an ok first phone or travel burner, but there better Android phones out there. Battery life is paramount at this price and the Lumia 435’s battery is no more than average, while the app selection remains patchy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 60%
70% Microsoft Lumia 435 review: The best smartphone you can buy under £50 offers the cheapest entry point to Windows 10
Source: PC Advisor English
The Microsoft Lumia 435 is the best phone you can buy under £50, even accepting the tired old Windows Phone apps argument. Bottom of Microsoft's line-up and just £49.99 on PAYG it's by no means a great phone, but for first-time or light users it wipes the floor with similarly priced Android phones (and iOS at this price point is just a pipe dream - or a nightmare, but whichever way you look at it, it's not going to happen). Unlike the more expensive Lumia 535, Microsoft has confirmed that the Lumia 435 will get Windows 10 when it is released later this year, which will make this the cheapest entry point for a Windows 10 computer, and that alone makes it well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
46% 90-Euro-Smartphone mit Windows 10 Update-Garantie
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 46% features: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70%
Microsoft Lumia 435
Source: Pocket Navigation German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2015
60% Microsoft Lumia 435
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Microsoft Lumia 640

The Microsoft Lumia 640 is built around the concept of making life easier. This is backed with its user friendly interface and complete range of free Microsoft services directly built in. There is the most talked about virtual assistant in the form of Cortana and the Microsoft Lumia 640 comes with performance in mind. There are 4 colors to choose from; sky blue, orange, black and white. Design is kept similar to modern Lumia devices with rounded edges and a clean look. The Windows 8.1 device comes with a 5 inch HD display with ClearBlack and IPS technology. Needless to say, the smartphone can render beautiful, eye pleasing images. The front is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with an easy to clean surface. At the center of the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Adreno 305 GPU and 8 GB internal storage. Users can up the storage using a microSD card with a further 128 GB. The Microsoft Lumia 640 comes with an 8 MP camera with excellent image quality and a secondary 1 MP shooter. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, A-GPS and microUSB-2.0. Battery life on the Microsoft Lumia 640 is good with a Li-Ion cell rated at 2500 mAh.

Specifications

Microsoft Lumia 640Notebook: Microsoft Lumia 640
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.145kg
Price: 159 euro
Links:  Lumia 640 (Model)

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Average Score: 78.25% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 35 reviews)

 

85% Microsoft Lumia 640 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Middle management. The Lumia 640 improves upon the predecessor in several areas. The middle-class smartphone features swappable covers and very decent software - but is that good enough to beat out the stiff competition?
80% Vodafone Microsoft Lumia 640
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Overall, this is a very reasonable Windows Phone based smartphone at an acceptable price. The Microsoft Lumia 640 from Vodafone is a slim 4G 5 inch versatile smartphone which, being Windows Phone based, will also provide the compatibility with Microsoft Office applications that will be a boon to many serious users.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 80%
70% Microsoft Lumia 640
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Continuing to play “Catch-up” and join the major players of Android and Apple in the mobile phone arena, Microsoft has released the Lumia 640 as it first offering to appear without any reference to the Nokia name that was previously associated with the Lumia brand. While Android and iOS are the dominant force with regards to smartphones, they are not the only choice. Windows Phone 8.1, with a promised upgrade to Windows Phone 10, is a viable alternative.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Microsoft Lumia 640 Review: Cricket’s scrappy cyan warrior
Source: Slashgear English
The value of this device is in its ability to provide calls, popular app access, and photos, all at reasonably fine quality for a rather low price. If you've never owned a smartphone before, this might be a great time to have a peek. If you've owned a Windows Phone device before and are planning on upgrading from a smaller display, this is also a perfectly fine place to go. At less than two hundred bucks and a guarantee for the "core features of Windows 10" as it becomes available later this year, this device is a fine choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640
Source: AnandTech English
It's honestly impossible for me to form a single opinion of the Lumia 640. I'm thankful that we don't operate using some sort of rating system where I would have to. Smartphones are comprised of many parts, both hardware and software, and all these things come together and provide an experience. Because smartphones are so appliance like, there's really no way to separate a device's hardware from its software.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640 review: It's the practical Windows Phone most people can afford
Source: PC World English
By that metric, you may find yourself quite willing to put up with any quirks that the Lumia 640 offers. I will argue stridently that you’ll enjoy the Lumia 830 more. But in the midrange phone space, price can be a major sticking point. In that regard, Microsoft’s staunchly midrange Lumia 640 may be the right phone for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/08/2015
70% Microsoft Lumia 640 review: one of the best values in mobile (again)
Source: Pocketnow English
The Lumia 640 has all of the features you would expect from a smartphone that’s twice the price. It’s got 1Gb RAM, a decent 8 megapixel camera, front-facing camera for video calls, a high resolution screen with practically print quality pixel density, the processor is fast, and it even has a (somewhat limited) version of the excellent Glance Mode. It’s certainly a step up from the Lumia 630 and 635 as well as the 5XX series, and it has a few things that put it ahead of the similarly-priced BLU Win HD LTE. Overall, for the price, the Lumia 640 is a pretty nice deal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 20% features: 60% mobility: 80%
Microsoft Lumia 640 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
In that regard, the Lumia 640 is a strong performer, especially if we’re to factor in its $130 cost as a prepaid option courtesy of Cricket Wireless. No doubt, the design is unmistakably Lumia in every facet, but more important is that it carries all the same tools and features we get in other Lumia branded smartphones. This phone isn’t for everybody, naturally, but for those who have been disappointed by comparable entry-level Android phones, this is surely a smart option to think about from the Windows Phone camp. It’s cheap, but not cheap-cheap in the way that the experience is dramatically compromised.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2015
75% Microsoft Lumia 640 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
In that regard, the Lumia 640 is a strong performer, especially if we’re to factor in its $130 cost as a prepaid option courtesy of Cricket Wireless. No doubt, the design is unmistakably Lumia in every facet, but more important is that it carries all the same tools and features we get in other Lumia branded smartphones. This phone isn’t for everybody, naturally, but for those who have been disappointed by comparable entry-level Android phones, this is surely a smart option to think about from the Windows Phone camp. It’s cheap, but not cheap-cheap in the way that the experience is dramatically compromised.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
61% Fits the bill, not the part
Source: Think Digit English
The Microsoft Lumia 640 is a decent attempt by the company, but it falters in the face of stiff competition from more affordable Android counterparts. An inferior hardware package combined with an underdeveloped app ecosystem make this phone just another option for the budget buyer. Maybe the upcoming Windows 10 update will bring some new life to the Lumia range but till then the Lumia 640 is only meant for Windows Phone loyalists.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 61%
60% Microsoft Lumia 640 Review
Source: Techspot English
Another reason I’ve been less forgiving with the Lumia 640 is because of its price point. At $200-250 (depending on the market) unlocked and outright, the Lumia 640 tends to be slightly expensive than the 2014 Motorola Moto G, which is as a competing entry-level smartphone is better across the board. Had the Lumia 640 offered a better value, it would be worth considering. Unfortunately it is not, which makes it hard to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Microsoft Lumia 640 review: Outgrowing the mold
Source: GSM Arena English
Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE ticks all the right boxes making it an easy to recommend pickup. There is a mid-sized IPS 720p display enhanced with ClearBlack, the Snapdragon 400 chip handles Windows hassle-free, the 8MP camera turned out way above average and there are various connectivity and color options. Just like the XL model, you can get the Lumia 640 in a single-SIM LTE flavor, dual SIM 3G or dual SIM LTE. It seems Microsoft thought a single-SIM 3G model is unnecessary for the smaller Lumia 640, probably because of the insignificant price difference, and we agree.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/18/2015
80% Microsoft Lumia 640 review: The Moto G of the Windows world, Microsoft proves just how well it can do budget phones
Source: PC Advisor English
The Microsoft Lumia 640 is a worthy upgrade over the Lumia 630, and this Windows Phone now presents very good value for money. This is the Moto G of the Windows world, with a near-identical spec and a £20 lower price tag. Which phone you choose will come down to your software preferences - many users will be happy with Windows Phone, but if third-party apps feature heavily on your wishlist you may find that extra £20 for the Moto G money well spent.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
100% Microsoft Lumia 640 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Lumia 535 may have been a big disappointment, but the Microsoft Lumia 640 certainly paves a much brighter future for Windows phones going forward. With a great-looking screen, snappy performance, decent battery life and loads of extra features, it's clearly punching above its weight for an entry-level handset, and it's a more than a worthy upgrade for existing Lumia 630 owners. What's more, the 4G version is just £120 SIM-free, with contracts starting around £16.99 a month for 500MB of data, 500 minutes and unlimited texts. The larger Lumia 640 XL may have more stamina over the course of a day, but the smaller, Lumia 640 is our new budget Windows phone of choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Microsoft Lumia 640 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Lumia 640 is one of the most capable affordable phones currently available, which is why we gave it a TrustedReviews award at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Its specs alone make it a good choice, but Microsoft has gone a step further by offering a free year’s subscription to Office 365 Personal. The added extras of having Microsoft Office tools, a terabyte of cloud storage and free Skype calls makes the Lumia 640 significantly more compelling.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% Lumia 640 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Offering a solid design, decent display and confirmed to receive an update to Windows 10, the Lumia 640 is one of the best affordable smartphones available to businesses using Microsoft services.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Lumia 640 Review
Source: Gadget Show English
If you’re on the hunt for a budget phone and you know you don’t like Android, Microsoft’s latest Lumia 640 is a safe bet to go with, offering plenty for your cash. Windows Phone is getting better and better, and Windows 10 is coming soon too. It’s just that the Moto G 4G offers much better value if you’re not specifically looking for a Windows Phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Microsoft Lumia 640 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Microsoft’s Lumia 640 offers seriously great value for money, packing HD visuals, excellent optics and a satisfying user experience for around £150 (or £100 if you opt for the non-4G model), making it a solid rival to the Moto G. If you’re after an affordable but still highly competent handset, this could be your best portable pal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Life after Nokia: Microsoft Lumia 640 budget WinPho blower
Source: Reg Hardware English
A rough comparison with the Moto E LTE – a phone that hits that magic £99 price point – reveals the Lumia has better cameras, better battery life and basic operations are faster. Also, I didn’t experience random lags as we did on the Moto E and the latest Moto G 4G. If you don’t have a problem putting 5-inches in your pocket, it’s an outstanding proposition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2015
Hands on: Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL review now with prices
Source: PC Pro English
Microsoft is setting off on the right foot with its first major phone releases. The prices look good and the hardware even better at the price, especially once you factor in the inclusion of that Office 365 subscription. Microsoft is planning to release both phones in April. We’ll post our full review once we’ve got our hands on a review sample and had the chance to test the phones more thoroughly.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/10/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640 and XL review: Hands-on with new Windows 10 ready smartphones
Source: PC Advisor English
The new Microsoft Lumia 640 and XL are nice looking smartphones and they will be relatively cheap. An upgrade to Windows 10 is also a positive if you're a fan of the platform. However, there's little to get excited about here in terms of specs. These are just yet more Lumias joining the already crowded range.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The two devices have very similar spec sheets. The key areas in which they differ are their screens, batteries and cameras. Both are powered by the quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC, which has been a favourite of low-cost manufacturers for a while now, but is getting on a bit in age. Both phones have 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage space and support for MicroSD cards of up to 128GB capacity. Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GLONASS and FM radio are also common.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2015
MWC 2015: Lumia 640 hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Lumia 640 will be available come April in glossy white, orange, cyan, and matte for the black. It will be retailing for €139 (about £100) for the 3G version, and €159 (£115) for the LTE one. Perfectly affordable if you ask us. Could be a good time to jump on the Windows 10 bandwagon.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640 review - hands on
Source: Expert Reviews English
However, from what we've seen so far, the Lumia 640 is clearly punching above its weight, delivering a fantastic looking screen and quick internals for a rock bottom price. If it can match the Lumia 735 or Lumia 830 in terms of battery life, screen quality and processing power, we'll be very impressed indeed.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
MWC 2015: Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
The Microsoft Lumia 640 is more compact of the two with a 5" 720p screen and is will take on the Moto G (2015) at a Moto E (2015) price. The one we handled had a glossy polycarbonate body and one of the brightest orange colors we've seen in person. These high-visibility colors are classic Lumia, Stephen Elop had the Cyan version in his hands, but there are also the more muted Black and White colors.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2015
90% Microsoft Lumia 640 Mit Dual-Sim Im Smartphone-Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
78% Der richtige Einstieg in die WP-Welt
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 90% features: 46% display: 79% mobility: 92%
89% Überzeugendes 5 Zoll Smartphone mit Windows Phone 8.1
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 83% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
70% Preis-Leistungs-Knaller!
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 73% ergonomy: 74%
82% Microsoft Lumia 640 (LTE)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 10/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 82%
Lumia 640 Dual SIM
Source: Pocket Navigation German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2015
80% Microsoft Lumia 640 (LTE)
Source: e-media - Heft 09/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Microsoft Lumia 640 (LTE)
Source: Connect - Heft 05/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
Source: e-media - Heft 07/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
Source: PocketPC - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015

 

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL follows the modern design trend of the Lumia series with its simplistic looks and fun colors. Users can immediately feel the build quality once the device is handled. The smartphone comes in white, sky blue, black and orange. With an overall thickness of 9 mm and weighing in at 171 g, the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is an easy on the pocket device. The Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone comes with a 5.7 inch HD TrueColor, ClearBlack display panel. Colors are gorgeous with good brightness and contrast. The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 making it durable and easy to clean. Hardware consists of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and 1 GB RAM. The device is equipped with 8 GB of internal storage and has microSD support. This allows the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL to be packed with up to 128 GB of extra storage and Microsoft even includes a bundled 30 GB of cloud storage. There is a 13 MP main camera with ZEISS optics and an aperture of f/2.0. As expected with all modern Lumia devices, the image quality is top notch. The secondary 5 MP front-facing camera is equally impressive. Battery life is very good with a 3000 mAh cell enabling a maximum video playback time of 10.7 hours.

Specifications

Microsoft Lumia 640 XLNotebook: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.7 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.171kg
Price: 219 euro
Links:  Lumia 640 XL (Model)

Pricecompare

Average Score: 73.61% - average
Average of 18 scores (from 32 reviews)

 

83% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The mid-range giant. Microsoft's Lumia 640 XL with dual-SIM support is aimed at Windows Phones buyers looking for a low-priced phablet. To see if it stands any chance of success, read this report.
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Review
Source: Tom's Guide English
Anyone who likes Windows Phone and has been dying for a huge canvas with which to use it will like the Lumia 640 XL. Its 5.7-inch display shows off the Live Tile interface of Microsoft's mobile operating system well, and makes it easier to do things like type messages and notes, as well as watch videos and view photos. The biggest drawback is its below-average battery life. If you want a smartphone that lasts all day and provides better overall performance, we'd recommend the $249 OneTouch Idol 3. But the Lumia 640 XL is a solid phablet for Windows Phone enthusiasts.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2015
6% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review: the latest Windows Phone phablet
Source: Pocketnow English
The Lumia 640 XL has a great set of features for its $249 price tag. It’s disappointing that the battery cover could get bent out of shape so easily though, and it’s also disappointing that there is no Qi wireless charging capable battery cover available at this time. You’ll also want to get a MicroSD card since it only has 8Gb of storage. Personally, if you’re in the market for a Windows Phone 8.1 phablet, the Lumia 1520 can still be found new for less than $300.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 6% features: 60%
80% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Windows Phones in general are in short supply, which means that we’re more accepting of phablet-sized ones even more, especially when they’re even rarer to find in the wild. Far from being a specs beast meant to tackle on the big names in space, the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL carries a refreshing balance of value and performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review: Budget beauty
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL has surprised us. We've been critical of some phones in the past that seemed big with no real advantage to their size. Although larger phones are becoming more common - and the 640 XL is among the largest out there - we're quite taken with this Lumia.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review
Source: Stuff TV English
Like any giant phone, the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is not for everyone. It’s big, really big, and while it puts in enough thoughtful touches to avoid becoming a nightmare to use, the sheer dimensions take their toll along the line. The current version of Windows Phone doesn’t exploit that extra space either, so we're not going to pretend this is a perfect phone that gets everything right.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM review: Size matters
Source: GSM Arena English
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL 3G Dual SIM is one of the seven newly introduced Lumia 640 smartphones. It's the bigger model offering massive 5.7" screen estate and higher resolution camera. If you are keen on the phablet class, you'll find the Lumia 640 XL very likable with great grip and solid construction. We'd recommend the matte flavors as the glossy materials compromise both the handling and looks. The removable rear cover and battery come as a nice bonus, too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/13/2015
70% Review: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Source: Wired Magazine English
This phone is a great pick for somebody’s first smartphone. It has kick-ass hardware at an affordable price: In Europe, the 3G model currently starts at 189 euros (around $210 USD), while the LTE model is priced at 219 euros ($245 USD). Translation: really inexpensive. In the US, the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is coming later this summer on AT&T, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS. Costs will likely be comparable.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
66% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM Review
Source: Digital Trends English
If you're a power users, then you won't buy this device, simply because it's not as powerful as its competitors. On the other hand, for light users and those who edit a lot of documents or work on spreadsheets on their phones, the Microsoft Lumia 640XL is a very good choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 66%
70% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review
Source: Techradar English
Microsoft promises it has some Windows 10-powered flagship phones in the pipeline, and it's unfair to compare the Lumia 640 XL to the Galaxy S6 and the best models on the market. If you're on a budget and you want a big phablet-style handset, then give the Lumia 640 XL some serious consideration. The only unknown is how much of a difference Windows 10 is going to make, so you might want to hold off for a few months until the first reviews appear.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Phablet for the biz fleet with easy typing: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Source: Reg Hardware English
There isn’t a lot of competition in this “economy large-screen” class today, with Huawei’s Mate costing £100 more. Samsung once threw its Galaxy Grand into this category, but sidelined it in favour of the Note, and today Samsung’s Note 4 is twice the price of the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. Even the two-year-old Note 2 costs more.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/07/2015
100% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review
Source: Expert Reviews English
We thought we'd seen the last great Windows phablet, but the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL has proven to be a more than worthy successor to the Nokia phones of old. Its size won't be for everyone, but its superior battery life and capable camera make it by far the better travel companion. Its big screen is also arguably much better suited to Microsoft's Office 365 offer, as you get more space for editing your documents. All that extra value does come at a cost, though, as the 4G version of the XL is almost another £70 on top of the SIM-free Lumia 640. Still, if you have the budget and want a phone that can go the distance, the Lumia 640 XL is an excellent choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Lumia 640 XL
Source: It Pro English
Microsoft's 5.7in Lumia 640 XL behemoth hits the mark with slick functionality at a cracking price. The Lumia 640 is a fantastic business smartphone at a knockdown price. The screen won't blow anyone away, and high-powered gaming might be a bit of a struggle, but otherwise, it'll sail through both professional and personal use with ease.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review
Source: Gadget Show English
If you’re after a phablet for watching media on the go with, the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is a great buy, and it’s certainly the best big phone for under £200 - we’d just love to see better construction and more customisability in Windows Phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lumia 640 XL review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Offering an above average camera, decent performance and a sizeable display, and confirmed to recieve an upgrade to Windows 10, the Lumia 640 XL is a solid, future-proof choice for any business buyer on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
As phablets go, Microsoft’s Lumia 640 XL has quickly won us over. It’s an undeniably feature rich handset and despite being a little underpowered, delivers on the performance side too. It’s a well-balanced big-screened smartphone with a top-notch camera experience and to top it off a particularly impressive price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM Review: Bigger Isn't Always Better
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
During pre-launch interactions, Microsoft said it is positioning the Lumia 640 XL against Samsung's Grand series of mid-range, large-screen devices; explicitly dismissing the challenge posed by the likes of Xiaomi, Micromax, and others in the same segment. The company seems to have missed that the Grand series no longer enjoys the mindshare it once did, and by pricing the phone at Rs. 15,799, Microsoft certainly fails to acknowledge the existence of the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note and Micromax's Yu Yureka, which offer similar specifications - and an ecosystem with a much bigger collection of apps - at nearly half the price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 60%
60% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM Review: Bigger Isn't Always Better
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Like nearly all Lumia phones, the Lumia 640 XL stands out for its battery life and camera performance, but overall it's hard to recommend this device to anyone given the options already available in the market.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 60%
Hands on: Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL review now with prices
Source: PC Pro English
Microsoft is setting off on the right foot with its first major phone releases. The prices look good and the hardware even better at the price, especially once you factor in the inclusion of that Office 365 subscription. Microsoft is planning to release both phones in April. We’ll post our full review once we’ve got our hands on a review sample and had the chance to test the phones more thoroughly.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/10/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640 and XL review: Hands-on with new Windows 10 ready smartphones
Source: PC Advisor English
The new Microsoft Lumia 640 and XL are nice looking smartphones and they will be relatively cheap. An upgrade to Windows 10 is also a positive if you're a fan of the platform. However, there's little to get excited about here in terms of specs. These are just yet more Lumias joining the already crowded range.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The two devices have very similar spec sheets. The key areas in which they differ are their screens, batteries and cameras. Both are powered by the quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC, which has been a favourite of low-cost manufacturers for a while now, but is getting on a bit in age. Both phones have 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage space and support for MicroSD cards of up to 128GB capacity. Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GLONASS and FM radio are also common.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Lumia 640 XL suggests Microsoft is trying to retain its reputation for being a company that offers decent phones outside of the very top-end models. Making a good £500 phone is one thing, but pulling the same trick off at £180 is quite another.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Source: Trusted Reviews English
I’m a fan of the updated Windows OS, it’s slick, fast and stable and I feel that the 640 XL’s large 5.7-inch screen is a great showcase for it. As a low-end device, it offers a strong feature set that will tempt people who were willing to spend a bit more on a rival device.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review hands on
Source: Expert Reviews English
As with the Lumia 640, the 640 XL comes with a year's subscription to Office 365 with 1TB cloud storage, and you can also use the Office 365 subscription on a further tablet and a PC or Mac. This is worth around £60, so is quite a bonus.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
MWC 2015: Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
The Microsoft Lumia 640 is more compact of the two with a 5" 720p screen and is will take on the Moto G (2015) at a Moto E (2015) price. The one we handled had a glossy polycarbonate body and one of the brightest orange colors we've seen in person. These high-visibility colors are classic Lumia, Stephen Elop had the Cyan version in his hands, but there are also the more muted Black and White colors.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Lumia 830 und Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2015
72% Preiswertes Phablet
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 72% features: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
87% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
Source: SFT - Heft 6/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 87%
Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
Source: Pocket Navigation German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2015
74% Günstige Übergröße
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 68% performance: 73% features: 59% display: 92% mobility: 72%
90% Das günstige Windows Phone 8.1 Smartphone mit großem HD-Display
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 83% display: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 100%
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
Source: Tecchannel - Heft 5/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
Source: PocketPC - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015

 

Microsoft Lumia 532

Specifications

Microsoft Lumia 532Notebook: Microsoft Lumia 532
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 302
Display: 4 inch, 16:9, 800 x 480 pixels
Weight: 0.136kg
Price: 100 euro
Links:  Lumia 532 (Model)

Pricecompare

Average Score: 68% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

78% Microsoft Lumia 532 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Double X. Microsoft's Lumia 532 is actually the dual-SIM version of the Lumia 435. Buyers looking for a very affordable smartphone and want to use two SIM cards at the same time will find out what restrictions a price of just over 90 Euros (~$97) involve in our report.
Microsoft Lumia 435 vs Lumia 532: Low profile
Source: GSM Arena English
Microsoft Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 are the lowest reaching additions to the already rich in entry level devices Lumia series. With the WindowsPhone OS increasingly targeting budget-conscious users there is some very solid logic behind this. But while playing it safe and not walking off the beaten path might pay dividends in the short run, we are not sure it's the best decision for Microsoft in the long run. The company would certainly like to return to the premium segment eventually, but focusing so hard on the race to the bottom runs the risk of making everyone think of WP as a budget-only platform even if it helps retain some market share.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/25/2015
60% Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM Review: Up Against the Android Army
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Microsoft clearly cannot win in this budget segment on the basis of features and specifications alone. The company has therefore tried to create an experience around its Lumia hardware and Windows Phone software. The attempt works to some extent, but there are still a lot of things that Android does better, and not enough things that the Lumia 532 Dual SIM has any advantage in.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 60% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 50%
67% Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM Review
Source: Digital Trends English
The Microsoft Lumia 532 feels and works like a feature phone rather than the usual smartphone. It lacks performance, a good camera, a good screen and better options can be found powered by Android. The Lumia 532 is not a good buy and you will be better off with something from the Android stable at an equivalent price point.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 67%
Microsoft Lumia 532
Source: c't - Heft 09/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/16/2015
66% Microsoft Lumia 532
Source: Connect - Heft 05/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 66%
87% Lumia 532 Dual-SIM im Test: Konzentration auf das Wesentliche
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 87% features: 85% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Microsoft Lumia 532
Source: Pocket Navigation German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2015
60% Microsoft Lumia 532
Source: e-media - Heft 06/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Microsoft Lumia 540

The Microsoft Lumia 540 is a budget-friendly smartphone with just the right amount of style and functionality. The exterior design is similar to most Lumia devices with a glossy back panel enveloping the entire chassis. There are several colors to choose from; orange, white, black, grey and blue. The 152 g smartphone feels solid in hand and sports a 5.0 inch IPS LCD display with ClearBlack technology. Colors are rich and display sharpness is impressive with a pixel density of 294 ppi. Audio quality is decent making the Microsoft Lumia 540 a good mobile entertainment platform. The Microsoft Lumia 540 ships with Windows 8.1 operating system and contains a solid array of hardware specifications. There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, an Adreno 302 GPU and 8 GB of internal memory. Other features on the smartphone consist of dual SIM support, microSD support of up to 128 GB, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, and A-GPS. The Microsoft Lumia 540 also comes with an 8 MP primary camera at the rear with autofocus and LED flash and a 5 MP front-facing camera. Battery life is another strong point on the device with its 2200 mAh lithium ion battery, which allows up to 81 hours of music playback and up to 15 hours of talk-time on a 3G network.

Specifications

Microsoft Lumia 540Notebook: Microsoft Lumia 540
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 302
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.152kg
Price: 200 euro
Links:  Lumia 540 (Model)

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Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM Review: Affordable Style With a Few Caveats
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Pick up the Lumia 540 Dual SIM if you value style above all else and want to stand out in a crowd. If utility is your main concern but you still want Windows Phone, save some money with the Lumia 532 Dual SIM. If you want better features and a bit more power, you have plenty of options on the Android side of the fence.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%

 

Microsoft Lumia 950

The Microsoft Lumia 950 is a powerful device with slightly more compact size than the Lumia 950XL. It runs Microsoft Windows 10 for a seemly transition from computer to smartphone. The design is also similar to its larger brother with similar build quality and color options with either black or white finishes. The 150 g smartphone comes with rounded edges and a textured back panel allowing for a comfortable grip. Display on the Microsoft Lumia 950 is a 5.2 inch AMOLED panel with 564 PPI, which produces stunning clarity and contrast also partly due to the ClearBlack technology. On-board is a Snapdragon 810 chip which combines a dual-core Cortex-A57 and a quad-core Cortex-A53. Supporting hardware comes in the form of 3 GB of RAM, an Adreno 418 GPU and 32 GB internal storage. The storage capacity can be expanded with a microSD card. The Microsoft Lumia 950 matches the Microsoft Lumia 950XL in terms of image capture performance as it has the same 20 MP, Carl Zeiss optics shooter and a similar 5 MP front camera. Other features on the smartphone consist of Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, an FM radio module, NFC, and a USB 3.1 Type-C connector. The Microsoft Lumia 950 is powered using a Lithium-Ion battery rated at 3000 mAh.

Specifications

Microsoft Lumia 950Notebook: Microsoft Lumia 950
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 418
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 0.15kg
Price: 599 euro
Links:

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Average Score: 72.04% - average
Average of 26 scores (from 39 reviews)

 

86.5% Microsoft Lumia 950 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Slow leader. With the Lumia 950 and its sister model Lumia 950 XL, Microsoft has renewed its Windows Phone flagship models. They are powered by the latest Windows 10 OS. The appearance is restrained, but the equipment is worthy of a top model. Our review explains why this is not enough for a place up front in our top list.
70% Microsoft Lumia 950 review
Source: Techradar English
The Lumia 950 proves that there's a lot going for Windows 10 Mobile, though also a lot of work to be done. Its best trick is that it blows up to desktop-like proportions with Continuum, but it sorely needs apps. Dedicated Microsoft fans and willing beta testers need apply.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Microsoft Lumia 950
Source: Gadgetspeak English
While I have seen Windows Phones in the past the new Lumia 950 is the first for a while. In theory, as a Windows desktop user of various versions from 3.1 to 10, this should make me feel right at home after those initial problems we all face with a new phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%
Testing: Microsoft Lumia 950 Smartphone
Source: Tested English
The Lumia 950 is a good phone. It's technically better than any previous Lumia. I like it. But, I don't love it like my Lumia 930. That was a charming device with a wow factor, just like the Lumia 920 before it. The 950 on the other hand feels like a work in progress more than anything else. And of course, the app situation on Windows hasn't gotten much better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2016
60% The dawn of Windows 10 Mobile
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Microsoft Lumia 950 doesn't feel like a glittering showcase of the future of Microsoft mobile devices. It's a poor cousin to the Surface, something that seems adequately conceived rather than brilliantly executed. Its strengths are that camera and the £419 asking price, but Windows needs to go Surface-style pro in the phone market to take on the burgeoning competition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
65% Microsoft Lumia 950 Phone Review
Source: T Break English
The Lumia 950 is the first Windows 10 mobile device and it does a good job with the specs and the camera. But the design is uninspiring which, in today’s day and age, will turn many people off. Also, Windows 10 needs to be optimised more on the mobile, especially when working with third party apps. Universal apps is a good direction and might help close some of the app gap that the Windows platform suffers from but it might be a while before more apps are developed using this new standard. Lets hope Microsoft is ready with a truly flagship device when that starts to roll in.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 65% price: 70% performance: 65% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
60% Microsoft Lumia 950
Source: It Pro English
The Microsoft Lumia 950 isn’t a bad phone, just a very average one. Both the software and hardware have lost much of the aesthetic distinctiveness that helped set Microsoft’ previous mobile efforts apart from the competition. Other aspects such as battery life and performance are nothing to shout about, while others, such as the camera, are spoiled by iffy software design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
77% The phone for Windows fans (and no one else) [UPDATE: Now with more XL!]
Source: Pocketnow English
Outside that context, though, the Lumia 950 does very little to earn its $600 price tag. It bears some of the least aspirational industrial design we’ve seen this year, and it struggles with the very fundamentals of the smartphone experience, like shooting video and checking email (email!). When you realize you can get a Nexus 6P or last year’s iPhone for less, those shortcomings really start to stand out. As the Windows 10 ecosystem grows, we may eventually see a day where a Windows-powered smartphone has a place in pockets other than Microsoft’s devoted following. But today is not that day. The Lumia 950 is a smartphone for the fans. All others –for now– need not apply.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 77% features: 79%
60% Microsoft Lumia 950 review
Source: Gadget Show English
The Lumia 950 packs in some pretty cool features - not least that gorgeous screen and decent spec sheet - but it never quite feels as nice as a premium handset should. The plastic finish is in stark contrast to the asking price, and it feels some way away from the likes of Apple, Samsung and HTC on the quality front. As with previous Lumias, though, the biggest issue for lots of people is the Windows eco system. We love the fact it's easy to use and looks good, but with a lack of apps, variety or flexibility, it still feels like a backmarker when compared to the best phones.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% All the joy of Windows 10 Mobile, for better or worse
Source: T3 English
Upon first handling the Microsoft Lumia 950, we weren't really sold, and that comes from long-time Lumia admirers. However, after a while testing the device, things began to click. With a great camera and a lovely screen it is certainly very nice to use, even if it won't turn heads.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Microsoft Lumia 950 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Lumia 950 has a gorgeous display, great camera and slick performance, but it's hard to overlook the lack of apps that continues to plague Microsoft's mobile operating system, and it will struggle to drag buyers away from Google and Apple.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Lumia 550 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Microsoft Lumia 550 is a low-cost smartphone and it looks like one. There's little on the outside to suggest you're dealing with an important milestone in smartphone history such as Windows Mobile 10. So, no big story behind the Lumia 550 - just the next installment in Redmond's entry-level lineup. Great things ahead for the platform but the budget handsets will not get a piece of Continuum. Not right now anyway. But to be fair, this should not be held against a phone that genuinely tries to build on a proven formula and ticks the right boxes in terms of user experience and build quality, at a very competitive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/14/2015
Spearheading Windows 10 Mobile
Source: Hot Hardware English
The Microsoft Lumia 950 is a very nice smartphone, though it is not without its faults. Performance during real-world usage scenarios is great. Windows 10 Mobile doesn’t require a ton of horsepower, so all animations are smooth and fluid, touch response is great, apps and web pages load quickly, and in general things feel snappy overall.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2015
70% Windows 10 for phones is here with Continuum and Universal Apps
Source: PC Advisor English
Windows 10 has arrived on smartphones and we're not exactly blown away. Loyal Windows and Windows Phone users will appreciate features like Universal Apps and while Continuum appears to be a real wow features, it requires a lot of extra equipment. The OS is buggy, too. The Lumia 950 itself offers some decent hardware, namely the screen, inside an uninspiring design. Unless you're set on the OS, there is a lot better on the market and for less money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
77% Microsoft Lumia 950 Review: the phone for Windows fans (and no one else)
Source: Pocketnow English
It bears some of the least aspirational industrial design we’ve seen this year, and it struggles with the very fundamentals of the smartphone experience, like shooting video and checking email (email!). When you realize you can get a Nexus 6P or last year’s iPhone for less, those shortcomings really start to stand out. As the Windows 10 ecosystem grows, we may eventually see a day where a Windows-powered smartphone has a place in pockets other than Microsoft’s devoted following. But today is not that day. The Lumia 950 is a smartphone for the fans. All others –for now– need not apply.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 77%
60% Microsoft Lumia 950 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
I wanted to like the Lumia 950, and even Windows 10 Mobile, but even after spending a frustrating week with the handset, I can't quite figure out who it's for. Maybe I'd recommend it to someone still in possession of an older Windows 8.1 phone wanting something new, but even then I’d suggest trying something that runs iOS or Android instead. This isn’t a phone worthy of its £450 price, especially when you consider that the Nexus 6P comes in at the same price. It feels cheap, and Windows 10 Mobile brings with it far too many compromises. With the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6 available for around £350, why would you plump for the Lumia 950?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 40%
A week with the Microsoft Lumia 950: Not yet ready for enterprise customers
Source: Zdnet.com English
After I pulled the Lumia 950 XL from the box, I thought the hardware would be what most concerns me. It turns out I am satisfied with the hardware, even if it is a bit plain, while the software greatly concerns me. I've been running buggy early test versions of Windows 10 Mobile on my Nokia Lumia 830, which by the way is a device with excellent fit and finish, but figured Microsoft had things worked out with the shipping version of the software on these two new Lumia models. That doesn't seem to the case and I'm a bit worried about the core software performance at the moment. If Microsoft truly wants to compete for enterprise customers and satisfy its fans with the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, then it needs to jump on the core software gaps and work to make Windows 10 Mobile as fluid and stable as Windows Phone 7 and 8 were over the last few years.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/03/2015
Deep-dive review: Microsoft's Lumia 950 phone introduces mobile Windows 10
Source: Computerworld.com English
Will the Lumia 950 will help Microsoft gain mobile market share? The answer is: Not likely. According to Gartner, Windows Phone captured only 1.7% of smartphones shipped in the third quarter of this year, and the analyst firm doesn't expect Windows 10 to change that. From a hardware perspective, the Lumia 950 is a decent phone that doesn't quite measure up against its more slickly designed competitors from the iOS and Android ecosystems. But no one will be buying this phone for its hardware. Instead, Microsoft is probably hoping that its new OS will be the big draw.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/03/2015
Microsoft Lumia 950 review
Source: GSM Arena English
So far we've shared some overwhelmingly positive impressions with you throughout the review and indeed, we're quite happy with most aspects of the Lumia 950. It's got a clean and sturdy design, powerful hardware, a top-notch camera and the best mobile Windows OS yet. Windows Hello and Windows Continuum are also two unique features. Granted, it's not all sunshine and roses in the Lumia 950 garden. The camera app seems rather slow in taking snaps and saving them on the flash storage. There is also the issue with the questionable battery life. Windows Continuum, innovative as it is, also didn't turn out to be as groundbreaking as the initial presentations suggested.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/02/2015
60% Microsoft Lumia 950 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Microsoft Lumia 950 is among the first Windows 10 phones. And it proves that while the system has some neat parts, it just isn’t anywhere near as polished as Android Marshmallow or iOS 9. It’s clunkier, it’s buggier and the apps/games selection is, as ever, poor in comparison.Looks and build quality are also pretty disappointing for a fairly pricey flagship phone. I get the feeling the Nokia-era Lumia leaders would have done better. This is a phone that will get better with updates. But you need patience, and it affects real core elements like sharing photos and using the browser. Still, we can’t argue with the quality of the display or camera’s photos. Both are world-class.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Microsoft Lumia 950 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
There's a lot to like about the Microsoft Lumia 950. It's well built, offers a lot of freedom in the form of expandable storage and a removable battery and the operating system is familiar yet more capable. Not only that, the addition of Continuum paints a future where your smartphone becomes your computer, as opposed to an accompaniment. In a world that still predominantly uses Word, Excel and PowerPoint, that is a huge move ─ and one that makes Apple seem behind the times. But we can't help but feel the Lumia 950 is a stop-gap device before the unannounced 'Surface Phone' or something grander. It's relatively cheap for a flagship but the exterior design and materials reflect that, while Windows 10 needs some spit and polish to make it more stable and user-friendly. Get yourself a good SIM-free rolling contract and the Lumia 950 will prove to be one of the most affordable flagship experiences around, but those who take the plunge should expect to be patient while Microsoft irons out the creases.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
68% Not a flagship, but a first step
Source: Engadget English
The Lumia 950 is the first phone to run Windows 10 Mobile, a revamped software platform that aims to make Windows Phones do more than ever before. Both have promise -- the former with its great camera and super high-res screen, the latter with stand-out features like Continuum and Windows Hello.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 68%
60% Is Microsoft's first Windows 10 phone good enough?
Source: PC Pro English
The Microsoft Lumia 950 is a tricky phone to pigeonhole. Because it’s a Windows smartphone and not Android or iOS based, it will appeal in different ways to different people, so I’m going to give it two verdicts here.My first set of conclusions is for all you Windows Phone fans. For those who’ve been waiting more than a year for Microsoft to finally release a flagship worthy of the name, the Lumia 950 will be manna from heaven. For everyone else, the Lumia 950 will be a mere passing curiosity, a handset that looks interesting but ultimately one that misses the mark in too many ways. That isn’t so much the fault of the limited app store any more, but rather the wider issue of smartphone accessories that won’t work with Windows 10 handsets. Things like fitness trackers, Bluetooth speakers, smartwatches, smart home automation gadgets: they’re increasing in number and, increasingly, being sold with only iOS and Android app support.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Microsoft Lumia 950 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Getting straight to the point, the Microsoft Lumia 950 isn’t a device that will convert hardened iOS or Android users to Windows 10 – more so considering the top-quality performances we see in other high-end smartphones. Rather, it’s a phone ideal for the Windows fan – you know, for those who are increasingly becoming weary of using older devices like the Lumia 930, 1520, or Icon. Essentially, it’s a bridge smartphone to help tide them over in the meantime, until something bigger, more ambitious comes to fruition. At the same time, the Lumia 950 could be a suitable device for those who are looking for a different experience or those who are just making the move to a smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Windows 10 Phone Meets PC
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Lumia 950's design may not be anything to write home about, but the device itself proves that Windows phones are now better able to compete with devices powered by Android or iOS. The 950 performed just as capably as some of the leading flagships from Apple, Samsung and Google. It's the first handset to showcase Windows 10 on a phone, and does so admirably.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Microsoft Lumia 950 (AT&T)
Source: PC Mag English
The Lumia 950 smartphone shows how Microsoft can integrate the mobile and desktop experience, but it also shows how the company is way behind iOS and Android in third-party support.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Continuum makes it the first flagship for Windows 10 Mobile
Source: PC World English
The Lumia 950 is one of the first phones to combine Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Hello, and support for Continuum, along with the traditionally strong Lumia cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
89% Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual-SIM
Source: Computerbild - Heft 11/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 89%
87% Microsoft Lumia 950
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 87%
Das Lumia 950 im März 2016
Source: PocketPC German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2016
Microsoft Lumia 950 im Urlaub: Windows 10 Mobile im Intensiv-Test
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/04/2016
80% Microsoft Lumia 950 Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Lumia 950
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2015
91% Microsoft Lumia 950
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 92% features: 95% display: 94% mobility: 80%
Lumia 950: Microsoft-Smartphone im 4K-Aufnahme-Test
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/18/2015
90% Microsoft Lumia 950
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
89% Laptop im Hosentaschenformat
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 89% features: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Schau mir in die Augen
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2015
Das Windows 10-Smartphone
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2015
Microsoft Lumia 950 & Lumia 950 XL
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2015

 

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is a top-end, highly-capable, smartphone with almost laptop-like productivity. Sporting a solid construction and simplistic design, the device fits nicely in the palm of the hand and feels premium to the touch. The rear cover is highlighted with a circular panel that holds the camera and flash. There are two colors to select from; black and white. Display on the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is a gorgeous 5.7 inch AMOLED touchscreen with ClearBlack technology. Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4, this display is not only tough, but it produces superb colours and clarity. Running Microsoft Windows 10, the smartphone comes equipped with a Snapdragon 810 octa-core setup utilizing a Cortex-A53 and a Cortex-A57 processor. There are 3 GB of RAM, an Adreno 430 GPU and 32 GB internal storage on board. The storage capacity can be expanded by 200 GB with a microSD card. The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL comes with a solid performing 20 MP f/1.9 rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a 5 MP front camera. Other features found on the device are Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, FM radio, and a USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector. Battery life on the device comes from a Lithium-Ion pack rated at 3340 mAh.

Specifications

Microsoft Lumia 950 XLNotebook: Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 430
Display: 5.7 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 0.165kg
Price: 699 euro
Links:  Lumia 950 XL (Model)

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Average Score: 70.11% - average
Average of 19 scores (from 27 reviews)

 

89.2% Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Hello, Lumia! The new Windows flagship is finally here. Besides powerful components, you also get great features like Windows Hello and Continuum. The biggest drawback of the device is the software, because Windows 10 Mobile does not seem to be quite ready yet.
The Windows 10 Mobile Flagship
Source: Hot Hardware English
Ultimately, we believe the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL -- in its current state -- is an excellent device and is the Windows 10 Mobile fans of the platform have been waiting for. Although it is a touch smaller and the composite backing doesn’t feel as premium in comparison to a device like the Nokia Lumia 1520, the 950 XL is an upgrade by almost every other measure.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2016
78% Microsoft Lumia 950XL review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL gets pretty much everything right, but it needs to do even better than that. To make a real splash, Microsoft needs a flagship smartphone to wow consumers with either spectacular new capabilities, or with low pricing. Well, as things stand right now, the Lumia 950 XL can't offer either.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50% emissions: 70%
60% Microsoft Lumia 950XL
Source: It Pro English
It’s no surprise that the Lumia 950XL is essentially just a bigger version of the 950 with all the benefits and disadvantages that entails. The few people invested in Microsoft’s mobile operating system will love it, but there’s little in the hardware to attract new fans. The same applies to Windows 10 Mobile itself.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review
Source: Techradar English
It's fair to say that I'm something of an apologist for Windows Phone, having flown the flag for the operating system even when things hit rock bottom. And yet, for all the waiting, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL doesn't feel like it's making the most of the potential offered by Windows 10 Mobile. The hardware definitely has its highs and lows. Build quality isn't the best around, but handling is great. All of the lovely pixels on the AMOLED screen, along with the exceptional colour accuracy, make it one of the best around, but the speakers are a bit of a let-down.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% Bigger is sometimes better
Source: T Break English
The Microsoft Lumia 950XL is a great phone, but it will appeal to those who love their Windows phones only. With many popular apps still in beta stage for years now, Microsoft could really give larger smartphone companies a run for their money if they can sort out their various apps. If you are after some office level productivity on a smartphone, then the Microsoft Lumia 950XL is a perfect phone for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 65% workmanship: 70%
71% Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Lumia 950XL isn't the phone that'll bring Microsoft the sales that it's looking for. The phone lacks good design elements for the asking price and there are just not enough apps on the Windows Store to recommend the phone to anyone. A lot of work needs to be done still.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 71%
iPhone 6s Plus vs. Lumia 950 XL vs. Galaxy Note5
Source: GSM Arena English
The Apple iPhone 6s Plus price is rock steady for a simple reason - demand for it is just as steady. Apple is coming out of its shell a little bit, we get more RAM, ad blockers and higher resolution camera, which erodes the feature gap between iOS and Android. The Samsung Galaxy Note5 is sailing stormy seas - first Samsung delays the wide launch, then it runs into issues with the redesigned S Pen, all the while current Note users ask for their microSD slot back. The feature-packed era has come to a close though, it's all about the experience now, never mind the specs behind the curtain.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/20/2016
Lumia 950 XL vs. LG V10 vs. Galaxy Note5 vs. iPhone 6s Plus
Source: GSM Arena English
Spoilers ahead! Voting is now closed, but you can still go to Page 2 and pick your favorites with a mind clear of brand preconceptions and promises. Below the phones behind the letters A, B, C and D are revealed as well as the winners. There were a lot of correct guesses in the comments, well done readers! It was the Apple iPhone 6s Plus, which was behind the label 'A', 'B' was the LG V10, 'C' - the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL and finally, 'D' - the Samsung Galaxy Note5.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/13/2016
70% Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
At Rs 49,399, the Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM feels quite expensive and will most like be the reason potential customers would look elsewhere. If Microsoft is serious about taking back some market share in India, then this doesn't seem like a logical way to go about it. There needs to be a healthy price drop soon in order to make it more tempting, else it will be a tough sell.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
70% Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
It's been a little more than five years since Microsoft launched its mobile version of Windows and we finally have a platform with serious potential. Windows 10 Mobile is still rough around the edges but with timely updates, we could be looking at a real force to be reckoned with in time. App functionality has improved greatly but we're still missing variety that other platforms offer. Hopefully, developers will have more incentive to port their apps over, now that Windows Store is common across desktop and mobile platforms.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review
Source: Gadget Show English
The Nokia Lumia 950 XL is a decent smartphone with a lot going for it, but it lacks the desirability of other flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, iPhone 6s and HTC One M9. It's expensive, the build quality is rather uninspiring and Windows 10 Mobile aside, there's little to differentiate it from other smartphones. That said, we do love the screen and its performance is worthy - you'll just need to really want Windows 10 Mobile to buy one.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Unboxing
Source: Cool Smartphone English
On the back of the Lumia 950 XL, we find that Microsoft has got another potential winner in the form of the 20mp Pureview camera. I have been able to get a few shots from the phone when it was staying on for longer than five minutes. I genuinely think that this could pip the Xperia Z5 as the best cameraphone out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/04/2016
70% Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Unfortunately, the Lumia 950 XL fails to champion Windows 10 before the better, faster, stronger competition of Android and iOS phablets. The operating system is still in need of improvement and doesn't make for the kind of polished user experience that we're used to from competing devices. The phablet itself feels undercooked, as if it was quickly put together so that the new platform would have a launch device. We fear the 950 XL is destined to be forgotten quickly after a more elaborate handset claims its media and retail presence for itself in the first half of 2016. Hopefully, it will make a better case for Windows 10's strong sides.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
77% The phone for Windows fans (and no one else) [UPDATE: Now with more XL!]
Source: Pocketnow English
Outside that context, though, the Lumia 950 does very little to earn its $600 price tag. It bears some of the least aspirational industrial design we’ve seen this year, and it struggles with the very fundamentals of the smartphone experience, like shooting video and checking email (email!). When you realize you can get a Nexus 6P or last year’s iPhone for less, those shortcomings really start to stand out. As the Windows 10 ecosystem grows, we may eventually see a day where a Windows-powered smartphone has a place in pockets other than Microsoft’s devoted following. But today is not that day. The Lumia 950 is a smartphone for the fans. All others –for now– need not apply.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 77% features: 79%
60% A top phone if it wasn't for Windows 10 Mobile
Source: T3 English
There is great potential here, with a strong camera, a lovely screen and several interesting new features, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is certainly different to anything else on the market. But whether you can live with the device is dependent on two things: your tolerance for bugs and your attitude towards apps.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review
Source: Expert Reviews English
As a result, the Lumia 950 XL is definitely the best Windows 10 phone available right now, but it's still not quite good enough to be a viable alternative to its Android competition. Continuum is a really attractive feature and the Lumia's camera is easily one of the best I've seen all year, but it has too many minor annoyances day-to-day holding it back to make it good value.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Cortana, Continuum and camera isn't quite enough
Source: PC Advisor English
The Lumia 950 XL is an attractive phone for those looking for Windows productivity thanks to features like Continuum and Universal Apps. It's a good deal at the moment with the free Display Dock but he phone itself has nothing major going for it on the design front and simply offers a bigger screen and slightly better processor than the regular model. Overall, we're not blown away with Windows 10 on phones with its bugs and lack of apps but it will be a solid choice for some.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
60% Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you liked Windows Phone then you’ll feel right at home with the Lumia 950 XL. It doesn’t offer the best design, but for Windows fans it will tick all the right boxes. However, for Android and iOS users it’ll be of little appeal. Microsoft is working hard to fix Windows 10 Mobile’s app shortage but, in its current state, the iOS and Android stores offer more variety and better quality services. The Lumia 950 XL also isn’t the best value phablet out there. Google’s competing Nexus 6P serves up equivalent specs, a nicer design and a more developed app ecosystem while costing close to £100 less. For most people, I'd recommend opting for the Google phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 50%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review
Source: GSM Arena English
We couldn't ask for more with the new Lumia 950 series and the 950 XL model in particular. Microsoft has outdone itself in every way, delivered on every promise, and even succeed to surprise us. The Lumia 950 XL isn't the perfect flagship, and Windows 10 Mobile isn't the perfect operating system, yet the leap from the previous generation is tremendous. It may not be perfect, but the Lumia 950 XL is capable of everything an Android smartphone can do, and then there is Continuum and universal apps. The benefits of the latter may not mean much to you right now, but it allows you to buy an app for desktop, smartphone and Xbox with a single purchase.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/07/2015
60% A great phone you probably SHOULDN’T buy
Source: PC Pro English
There’s plenty to like about the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, and coming with an open mind and no real history with Windows Phone, I got on with the OS better than I expected. However, even if you take the somewhat controversial position that any mobile OS is as good as any other, the hard fact is that others have spoken, and they disagree. Why does that matter? Well, it all comes down to support. Apps are one thing – I can do without most outside the core essentials – but what about the increasing need for other products to play nicely with your handset? Your next smartwatch, pair of speakers or even thermostat may not play nicely with Windows 10 Mobile, and even if they do, they may not work as well since the install base doesn’t warrant the development time to fix bugs. What if you’re certain you have no interest in any additional stuff, and you like the way the Lumia 950 XL looks? Well, okay, you’ll probably love the phone, but you’re also paying a premium for a handset with some pretty clear disadvantages.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review
Source: V3.co.uk English
It's certainly worth noting that two of the Lumia 950 XL's biggest problems - the ugly backplate and inferior OS - could be fixed before its inevitable successor is launched. More attractive rear covers are already on sale, and Microsoft has committed to providing Windows 10 Mobile with feature and performance updates. Here's hoping that third-party support for compatible apps will improve as well. That said, we're stuck with this iteration of Windows 10 Mobile for the time being and, despite some handy features and some fine hardware, the OS currently stands in the way of this being a convincing rival to the likes of the iPhone 6S Plus, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Nexus 6P.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Windows 10 is bursting with potential, despite its familiar appearance. Give it time and Microsoft’s OS will hopefully be an easy equal to Android, offering a simple and attractive interface for smartphone noobs as well as plenty of functionality for everyone else. However, right now it’s a bit of a buggy mess and Windows Hello is an inferior replacement for faster, more accurate fingerprint sensors. And while the Lumia 950 XL’s Quad HD screen and solid 20-megapixel camera are undeniably quality, you’ll find rival Android hardware for the same price that’s just as good. Of course, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are the only phones to boast Continuum, which should be a major draw for many WIndows 10 users. Here’s hoping that it’s as excellent as promised.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
77% Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 80% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Source: PocketPC German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2015
94% Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 94%
Edles Kunststoffhandy
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2015
Microsoft Lumia 950 & Lumia 950 XL
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2015

 

Microsoft Lumia 550

Specifications

Microsoft Lumia 550Notebook: Microsoft Lumia 550
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 304
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.142kg
Price: 139 euro
Links:

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Average Score: 64.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

79.1% Microsoft Lumia 550 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Windows 10 onboard. Microsoft sees its affordable (and with Windows 10) Lumia 550 positioned in the low-cost sector of around 100 Euros (~$109). However, the smartphone does not really stand out, and the operating system doesn't run smoothly, either.
60% Microsoft Lumia 550 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Windows 10 certainly has plenty of potential on mobile devices, but Microsoft still has some work on its hands to iron out all of the little bugs and make it a true competitor to iOS and Android. And the Lumia 550, while certainly affordable, is not the way to truly appreciate the good points of Windows 10 - especially as some of the more intriguing features such as Continuum are missing in action.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Lumia 550 review
Source: Techradar English
With the Lumia 550, Microsoft is clearly attempting to pull off the same trick, clearly having put more thought into its lineup than simply releasing more variants of the divisive Lumia 530. Windows 10 Mobile needs a saviour to bring Microsoft's mobile ambitions back from the brink. Unfortunately, the Lumia 550 is not the device to do it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Microsoft Lumia 550
Source: Computerbild - Heft 16/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Microsoft Lumia 550
Source: SFT - Heft 8/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
74% Microsoft Lumia 550
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 74%
Microsoft Lumia 550
Source: PocketPC German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2016

 

Microsoft Lumia 650

The Microsoft Lumia 650 is considered the best looking Lumia in a long time. On top of that, the pricing is also very attractive. Design and construction of the phone are superb. The phone is gorgeous to look at and there is nothing exaggerated about the design. It comes with Windows 10 Mobile edition, a quad core 1.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 and 1 GB of RAM. Sadly, the performance of the smartphone is below par with this choice of processor as it is considered quite near to the lower end. There is nothing major to complain about except that it chugs from time to time. It has 16 GB internal storage and the storage capacity can be expanded by 200 GB with a MicroSD card. The smartphone's 5 inch AMOLED screen is only capable to display up to 1280 x 720 resolution, but it has great colors, decent blacks and text is sharp enough for reading. There is a 8 MP camera on the back and a 5 MP camera on the front. The images produced can be a little on the warm side at times and with a little bit of over saturation. The camera is not good in low lighting. The Lumia 650 has a weight of 122 g and a removable 2000 mAh battery. This allows the user to switch and replace batteries whenever they ran out of power.

Specifications

Microsoft Lumia 650Notebook: Microsoft Lumia 650
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 304
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.122kg
Price: 199 euro
Links:  Lumia 650 (Model)

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Average Score: 68.24% - average
Average of 17 scores (from 27 reviews)

 

82.4% Microsoft Lumia 650 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Mainstream Microsoft. The new Lumia 650 from Microsoft wants to convince users with competitive pricing and obviously the Windows operating system. The manufacturer from Redmond targets business customers in particular. Because of the slow hardware, however, there are some limitations, including the lack of the Windows Continuum feature.
80% Microsoft Lumia 650 review
Source: Techradar English
The 600 series within the Lumia line-up has always been where the best of budget and premium combine to offer something distinctive. From the 620 through to the 640, these have been popular, powerful devices. The Lumia 650 is a different beast. It's the experience of using this phone that sets it apart. The lovely in-hand feel, the dependable camera, the decent battery life, the surprisingly good speakers and the mostly smooth day-to-day operation are all key to what a good smartphone experience should be.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Microsoft Lumia 650 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Microsoft Lumia 650 provides a mostly adequate experience, making it a solid choice for an entry-level Windows 10 handset. It's nicely put together and handles well. The screen and speaker are of good quality and make for enjoyable multimedia. The hardware is competent enough to ensure smooth basic functionality, though it isn't capable of more than that. For an entry-level phone, the Lumia 650 delivered better photo quality than we expected, but then there's the borderline unusable camcorder.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Lumia 650 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There’s plenty to like about the Lumia 650. It offers up a great design that makes it look and feel far more expensive than it actually is, and the OLED screen is one of the best I’ve seen on an affordable smartphone. While I’m still not convinced that Windows 10 Mobile is great for general consumers, for business users the Lumia 650 ticks all the right boxes.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 40% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Microsoft Lumia 650 review
Source: GSM Arena English
In its second generation since going solo, the Microsoft lineup is keeping up the ambition and drive. It's obviously the flagship that sets the tone but the lower ranks do have a purpose in the greater scheme as well. Especially when you consider that Microsoft intends to have a lot fewer devices in its portfolio this time around.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2016
60% Microsoft Lumia 650 review
Source: Stuff TV English
In some ways Microsoft has its upped standards, but only at a surface level. The screen and metal-rimmed design make a great first impression, but the slow performance and water-treading hardware in other areas make it seem less of a smart buy than several Androids around the same price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Lumia 950
Source: It Pro English
Without the draw of Windows 10 Continuum, it feels like the Lumia 650 is perpetually on the back foot. It never really makes the most of its new operating system, and there's very little to distinguish it from its Windows Phone 8-based predecessors apart from its metal frame and beautiful OLED display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Microsoft Lumia 650 hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
Still, the interface is smooth, apps (people, phone) load quick, scrolling through long lists was a breeze. The camera interface was reasonably snappy too. The browser takes its time to re-render the page as you pan and zoom, though. That's what you get with a low-power chipset and a single gig of RAM.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/23/2016
Windows 10, quality build on a budget
Source: Pocket Lint English
The build quality of the Lumia 650 is decent enough for the money and the screen, despite being 720p, does its job well. There's a heft to the handset that makes it feel strong, like it will last. Limitations to processing power, camera resolution and connectivity really pull the phone down. Yes the price is low at £150, but without Windows 10 Continuum, 4G or 1080p video recording it'll be a no go for some.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/22/2016
60% A smartphone that might have been great
Source: PC Pro English
After first setting eyes on its slim form and understated design, I wanted to like the Microsoft Lumia 650. Its screen is great, the camera isn’t bad and there are plenty of elements of Windows 10 Mobile that I like. But it's completely spoiled by Microsoft's decision to hobble the performance of the phone by shoehorning in a processor so low on power that not even Windows Phone can make it look good.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
40% Microsoft Lumia 650 review - great design, terrible chipset
Source: Expert Reviews English
This is such a shame, as this would have been a great Windows phone if only it had a decent processor inside it. Battery life was very respectable at 11h 36m in our continuous video playback test with the screen brightness set to 170cd/m2, and its screen and build quality are practically second to none in its price range. However, when it's so crippled by its bad choice of chipset, the Lumia 650 just can't measure up to its infinitely superior predecessor. If you're looking for a cheap Windows handset, the Lumia 640 is still your best choice, as you can now pick one up for £120 SIM-free or £90 on pre-pay. The only silver lining is that this could be the basis for a great mid-range Windows phone just around the corner.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 40%
60% Microsoft Lumia 650 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
However, the limited performance and lack of killer features such as Continuum make it difficult to recommend as a business device, especially as the competition from the Android market is very strong. For less money you can grab a Moto G, Wileyfox Swift or Vodafone Prime Ultra, which offer excellent features and dependable performance. And if you’re dead set on Windows, you can still pick up last year’s brilliant Lumia 640 LTE for under £100.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
76% Microsoft Lumia 650
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 11/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% mobility: 67%
64% Das Schnäppchen-Smartphone mit Windows 10
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 82% performance: 68% features: 48% display: 94% mobility: 53%
Microsoft Lumia 650 (Dual-SIM)
Source: SFT - Heft 8/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
80% Microsofts dünnes OLED-Smartphone
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Lumia 650
Source: PocketPC German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2016
Kurztest: Microsoft Lumia 650 kurz angeschaut
Source: PocketPC German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2016
70% Edles Budget-Smartphone mit Windows 10
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lumia 650
Source: Expert Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2016
77% Microsoft Lumia 650 das Hosentaschen-Büro für Einsteiger
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 75% display: 75% mobility: 75%
83% Microsoft Lumia 650
Source: Computerbild - Heft 08/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
Microsoft Lumia 650
Source: c't - Heft 09/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/15/2016
77% Microsoft Lumia 650
Source: Connect - Heft 5/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 77%
Microsoft Lumia 950
Source: c't - Heft 08/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Elegantes Windows
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2016
63% Das Letzte seiner Art – das Schwächste seiner Art
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 63%
90% Lumia 650 im Test: Mittelklasse mit Klasse
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 93% ergonomy: 84%

 

Comment

Microsoft:

Microsoft smartphones and tablets have been tested since 2012. There are many reviews with average ratings. The reader's interest is quite given, but the market share is not big enough for the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers (as of 2016).


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Qualcomm Adreno 302: Integrated graphics card in some Snapdragon 200 SoCs with 6 shaders clocked at 400 MHz.Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.Qualcomm Adreno 304: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 210 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 418: Integrated graphics card that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11 Feature Level 11_1 (with hardware tessellation). Compared to the Adreno 420, the performance of the 418 is about 20 percent slower (at 600 MHz).Qualcomm Adreno 430: Integrated smartphone and tablet GPU that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_1). The graphics card has 192 unified shaders clocked at up to 650 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Qualcomm Snapdragon:

200 MSM8212: Entry-level SoC with four ARM Cortex-A7 cores at max. 1.2 GHz. 200 8210:
ARM Cortex-A7 dual core with a max of 1.2 GHz clock rate
400 MSM8226: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core with up to 1.2 GHz and manufactured in 28nm808 MSM8992:

High-end ARM SoC with 6 CPU cores (2x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53) and an Adreno 418 GPU. Manufactured in a 20 nm HPM process.

810 MSM8994:

High-end ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (4x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53) and an Adreno 430 GPU. Manufactured in a 20 nm HPM process.

210 MSM8909: Entry-level SoC with four ARM Cortex-A7 cores at max. 1.1 GHz. Furthermore, it features an integrated Cat 4 LTE Modem and 1080p video de- and encoding.212 APQ8009: Entry-level SoC with four ARM Cortex-A7 cores at max. 1.3 GHz.  :


4:

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.122 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.171 kg:


71.84%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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